President Donald Trump speaks after he signed a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China. Photo: AP President Donald Trump speaks after he signed a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China. Photo: AP
President Donald Trump speaks after he signed a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China. Photo: AP

Trump tariffs are ‘bid to force China’s hand because it failed to convince US it was sincere about opening up economy’

Senior official says White House slapped US$60bn tariffs on imports because Beijing had failed to live up to its commitments  

Topic |   US-China trade war
President Donald Trump speaks after he signed a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China. Photo: AP President Donald Trump speaks after he signed a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China. Photo: AP
President Donald Trump speaks after he signed a presidential memorandum imposing tariffs and investment restrictions on China. Photo: AP
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